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Posted: 26 April 2011 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Gallant Skeptic - 16 April 2011 10:08 AM

Since my last post on this topic, I’ve run across Jonathan Miller’s Rough History of Disbelief.  Not only does it cover most of my questions from the original post, but it’s a very informative and enjoyable series as well.

I love this series.

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Posted: 26 April 2011 08:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Has anyone read this book yet?

I heard about it on Easter - and have been thinking about it since. DGF & DBF ordered it for me! So I’ll get to read it in 5-7 business days… smile

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Posted: 26 April 2011 10:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Vaika - 26 April 2011 08:48 PM

Has anyone read this book yet?

I heard about it on Easter - and have been thinking about it since. DGF & DBF ordered it for me! So I’ll get to read it in 5-7 business days… smile

Which book?

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Posted: 27 April 2011 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Gallant Skeptic - 26 April 2011 10:40 PM
Vaika - 26 April 2011 08:48 PM

Has anyone read this book yet?

I heard about it on Easter - and have been thinking about it since. DGF & DBF ordered it for me! So I’ll get to read it in 5-7 business days… smile

Which book?

I linked it (click on “this” in the last post): http://www.amazon.com/Good-Book-Humanist-Bible/dp/0802717373 smile

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Posted: 07 August 2011 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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traveler - 28 March 2011 06:09 AM

You have already checked out Paul Kurtz’s works I presume.

I’ve found Kurtz’s writings undistinguished. His neologism “eupraxophy” never caught on, for example, even among humanists, much less his idea for calling humanist centers “eupraxotheques.”

In a couple of his books he also recounts how a humanist friend of his had a deathbed conversion to Catholicism, which just reinforces christian stereotypes about atheists.

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Posted: 07 August 2011 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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AdvancedAtheist - 07 August 2011 09:55 AM
traveler - 28 March 2011 06:09 AM

You have already checked out Paul Kurtz’s works I presume.

I’ve found Kurtz’s writings undistinguished. His neologism “eupraxophy” never caught on, for example, even among humanists, much less his idea for calling humanist centers “eupraxotheques.”

In a couple of his books he also recounts how a humanist friend of his had a deathbed conversion to Catholicism, which just reinforces christian stereotypes about atheists.

I pretty much agree with that. The OP was looking for some “original” thinkers in the area. Kurtz was certainly one of them.

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